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Tips on How to Brush Dogs

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Brooming is essential for both you and your dog. It can not only remove dead hair and debris trapped in the dog hair, but also stimulates the blood circulation near the surface of the skin and distributes the natural oil in your pet’s coat. It also provides a chance for you to check whether your pet has developed any skin diseases. You can also bond with your dog in the brushing process.


However, you may find your dog shows signs of discomfort when being brushed, that’s when you have to introspect your way of brushing. If your dog likes to sit in your lap and be groomed, you are probably on the right track. This article will introduce some useful petting skills.



Prepare Your Dog

Brush your dog in a safe and quiet place as if it is too noisy, your dog may be too excited to sit down obediently. If weather permits, it is advisable that you take your dog outdoors so that you don’t have to clean up the mess after you finish grooming. Talk to your dog in a gentle and comforting tone during the grooming process. They do listen to you!


After the grooming, give your dog some treat so that they know brushing is not only comfortable but also rewarding.



Make a Schedule

Try to make a grooming schedule and follow it so that you don’t make a step. Brush short- and medium-haired pets at least once a week. Dogs with long hairs usually need to be groomed daily. You can begin with your dog’s head and slowly work toward his tail. Sticking to a schedule makes sure that you don’t skip a step and also reassures your pet as he gradually knows what you are going to do next. If you are going to bathe your dog, it is recommended to brush him first. Tangles get harder to remove when they are wet. Trust me, I’ve been there.


Spray on Some Coat Conditioner

If the hair of your pet often get tangled up, you can spray on some pet coat conditioner, which can help lossen knots and tangles.



Use Firm, but Gentle Strokes

Brush with firm but gentle hands. Use long strokes for long-haired dogs and short ones for dogs with short hair. If your dog has thick coat, you can start by brushing from the opposite direction the hair grows first and then do it again from the same direction the hair grows. If your dog doesn’t have thick coat, just skip the first step and do the second step.


Groom Your Dog’s Ears

Like humans, dogs also have earwax, so it is necessary to clean dog’s ear once in a while. Firstly, gently wipe the outside of dog’s ear with wipes and then use a cotton ball soaked in an ear cleaning solution wipe the inside of the dog’s ear. Be extremely gentle with your move. Dogs are very sensitive to their ears. If you find any unpleasant smell from the dog’s ear, take him to the vet as soon as possible. 




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